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Jethro

[jeth-roh]
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noun
  1. the father-in-law of Moses. Ex. 3:1.
  2. a male given name.
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  • "I guess I never dreamt how you lived, Jethro," she said gently.

    Tiverton Tales

    Alice Brown

  • And now the place had been sold, and Jethro was coming in a month.

    Tiverton Tales

    Alice Brown

  • Jethro came up to her, and laid a kindly hand on her shoulder.

    Tiverton Tales

    Alice Brown

  • Jethro was a little older than she, the son of a minister in a neighboring town.

    Tiverton Tales

    Alice Brown

  • Jethro got up, put his hands in his pockets, and walked about the room.

    Tiverton Tales

    Alice Brown


British Dictionary definitions for jethro

Jethro

noun
  1. Old Testament a Midianite priest, the father-in-law of Moses (Exodus 3:1; 4:18)
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Word Origin and History for jethro

Jethro

masc. proper name, biblical father-in-law of Moses, from Hebrew Yithro, collateral form of Yether, literally "abundance," from base y-t-r "to be left over, to remain."

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